I may be 800 or those views... trying to learn more about this unit as it is my first archery hunting elk. I know where the elk are in December, have seen them many times while on vacation. But I have never been in the wilderness in September.
Uve completed the hardest part of the hunt by just getting the tag. I've been putting this unit as first choice since 2008 and have yet to pull it. U will have a great hunt. Enjoy it With the draw odds it mite be a while before u go back.
I was in elk every day, got within 46 yards of a big 6x6 the other day but didn't have a clear shot opportunity. I unfortunately had to leave and return home yesterday to take care of my kid who got sick while I was gone. Was a heck of a first elk hunt for me, enjoyed my time on the mountain. Good luck to those that are still out there.
The problem is you're not telling one person, and those people also don't have a problem telling others, and in a cpl years those decent spots are now passed around like Bonita, Nogal, and the ski area.
I put a friend in there last year. He was into bulls every day, all day, and never saw or heard another hunter the whole trip. He opens his mouth and that spot goes to hell in a hurry. I have no problem helping someone that does some work and has spots lined up that needs a bit of guidance or clarification but "I need a place to start" isn't gonna cut it. 30 seconds with a map will give you a place to start.